thanks for the comment but i don't consider myself much of a player more a builder who tries to play lol ! - if you want tips on playing check out Keni Lee Burgess on here he's got loads of tuition videos both on here and youtube
Thank you for the very kind comments. I think many people struggle with the electronics. I only have the most tenuous grasp. The one thing that I found helpful was watching a friend make connections some while ago. Although he was using flux cored solder he used a separate flux as well. You can get it at any DIY shop, sold for plumbing. Making soldered joints is so much easier now. I hope that helps.
Hi YRH, yep you should get yourself a Diddley Bow. I think it would be good for your image. I can see you playing the National Anthem on it, cranked up loud with lots of overdrive!!...and yes that's me playing Amazing Grace : -)